The Literary Traveler Book Club

July 18, 2012 in Literary Traveler Book Club

Dear Literary Travelers,

Please join our book club! Our inaugural read is Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.

Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about the sudden illness and death of her mother, and the awesome solo hike she managed on the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t something many people can relate to, but it’s the kind of story that unites the readers’ collective heart.

Ms. Strayed is going to be at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 8, to discuss her book Tiny Beautiful Things brings the best of Dear Sugar, a collection of pieces from her formerly-anonymous advice column, published this July. We don’t want to get too excited about Wild  while she’s out promoting another book, but it’s a great opportunity to speak with a truly literary traveler and special author.

So let’s read and discuss Wild ahead of the event (discussion dates pending) and gather questions for her, in case she’s interested. Literary Traveler representatives can take them directly to the author; for example, editorial contributor, Amanda Festa wants to know “how she decided which books to bring on the PCT, and which books to ship at the various stops along the way.”

We’re also thinking of asking more personal questions like, “who is your favorite character in fiction?” and “what are the things that allow you to be creative?”

If you’re inspired by Cheryl Strayed, her literature and her life, please join Literary Traveler’s book club on our community blog, Facebook and Twitter, or send your thoughts directly to carly@literarytraveler to contribute to our blog posts.

Thank you!
The LT Team

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